The Story Of Earth - The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet (Hardcover)

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Part nature writing, part astrobiology, "The Story of Earth" advances two controversial claims: just as humans evolved, so did Earth, and second, life on Earth evolved from minerals. Hazen also shows how human actions could transform our habitat in a geological blink.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780670023554
SKU 225892108
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0670023558
Release Date 4/26/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
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Editors Note A groundbreaking chronicle of our evolving homeHailed by The New York Times for writing "with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along," Robert M. Hazen now offers a radical new approach to geologic history.Part nature writing, part astrobiology, The Story of Earth advances two controversial claims: just as humans evolved, so did Earth, and second, life on Earth evolved from minerals. The result is a spectacular drama of a planet that formed 4.5 billion years ago from the fallout of dead stars. As Hazen reveals how we gained a moon, then oceans, then continents, and finally oxygen-breathing life, we meet colorful personalities along the way?meteorite hawkers in the Sahara, the World War II navy officer whose super-pressurized "bomb" could melt rocks, and intrepid young explorers whose dispatches from Earth's harshest landscapes are revolutionizing science. In a clarion call to remember Earth's CO2-heavy past, Hazen also shows how human actions could transform our habitat in a geological blink.The Story of Earth is both timely and of enduring relevance?a grand tour of our planet inside and out, and popular science of the highest order.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0306
Publisher Viking Books

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